A look around the NFC West after Week 5 and where the Rams rank

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The San Francisco 49ers continue to have a firm grasp on the NFC West cellar. Despite a string of close games, including a 26-23 loss in overtime to the equally hapless Indianapolis Colts, Niners fans find themselves a combination of winless and hopeless.

Indianapolis was probably their last best chance for a ‘W’ in October. Over the next three games, the 49ers will travel to Washington, host the Dallas Cowboys, and go back on the road to play the Philadelphia Eaagles. For all intensive purposes, San Francisco may as well be a member of the NFC East in October.

Most disappointing is unless something dramatic happens with the Niners, like playing better football, winnable games for the balance of the 2017 NFL season look the best on November 5 at home against the Arizona Cardinals and the following week also at home against the New York Giants. That game might be a showcase of the number #1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

San Francisco has been just good enough to not get blown out, or even lose definitively. The Niners seem close, and are in games, but closing the deal hasn’t happened.

Heading into Week 6, the 49ers continue to have a firm grip on the NFC West cellar. Also on a winless record that won’t likely change this week.